Located on the edge of the slopes in the Jardin Alpin area of Courchevel in Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world.
This is a charming hotel, where every whim is catered for in a fun, family-friendly environment. It is both rare and special. With its 37 rooms, 14 suites and 550 m2 private apartment opening out onto the terrace overlooking the valley, the Les Airelles chalet, recently awarded the title of “Luxury Hotel”, has a comforting essence of the past, but simultaneously projects itself into the future.
From the ceiling sculpted with wooden cupolas hangs a custom-made Saint Louis chandelier. Around the tables, sit armchairs by designer Olivier Gagnère, also to be found in the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant in Seoul. This treasury of elegance and refinement serves only twenty people in the evening, all of whom will discover the successful alchemy of traditional, revisited cuisine.
The magic at the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles begins in the morning: two breakfast buffets, straight out of a Perrault fairytale, are a delight to behold: pastries, including the famous Saint Genix praline brioche, freshly-made pancakes and waffles, eggs cooked to order, tarts, giant baskets of fruit, hot chocolate made in the old-fashioned way… Even Les Airelles honey! The master pastry chef will take you on a wonderful journey through sweetness.
At lunchtime, you can dine indoors or on the terrace which you can ski straight to via la Gloriette ski run and the ski chalet, and where another gourmet buffet awaits: tempting rotisseries, seafood platters, local and Italian charcuterie, colourful salads and of course, the phenomenal medley of desserts.
In the Bar des Airelles, consisting of a refined smoking room and a whole series of cosy little salons, time has no hold. The Bar invites you to enjoy a gourmet supper or intimate conversation to the pure notes of a grand piano brought to life each evening by a talented musician.
At lunch and dinner, inventive, refined gastronomy and local cuisine is served in “Le Coin Savoyard”, overlooking the Jardin Alpin forest. There, thirty or so lovers of fondues, raclettes, gratin dishes made with Beaufort cheese, tartiflettes and cuts of meat cooked over a wood fire, will discover genuine mountain cuisine.